China Express Airlines (Giuyang) is getting ready to take delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24). Bombardier has brought this brand new jetliner to Farnborough Airshow prior to the official handover.
The Chinese airline ordered six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional five on October 26, 2011 initially as undisclosed customer. The CRJ900s will build upon China Express’ existing fleet of five CRJ200 aircraft, serving to further enhance the airline’s regional network.
China Express is China’s first private regional airline based in Guiyang, Guizhou.
The airline was established in May 2006 with operations commencing in September 2006. The airline is owned by Cathay Fortune (40%), High Zero (25%), Tampines International (24%) and others (11%).
Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) with the test registration of C-GIAZ (msn 15277) taxies into the display area at FAB on July 6, 2012.